Paris: Librairie Ancienne Edouard Champion, . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Octavo size, 220 pp., inscribed by author, volume in French. Near Fine. Item #13071314
The author was a Guggenheim Foundation recipient appointed to study the influence of accounts of America, Africa and Asia printed in French upon the thought of the French Renaissance. He was the Dean of Romance Languages at Amherst College, MA, where he took his undergraduate degree. A charming side note to this book is the author's inscription on the front free endpaper 'Dorothy / from Geoffrey / Aug. 10/25 / Don't read it. It's dull. / Just look at the pretty binding. / GA'.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter red leather with marbled boards, five raised bands on spine, author and title in gilt in second compartment on spine, marbled endpapers, top-edge trimmed, others untrimmed.
___CONDITION: Overall near fine, with a strong, square text block and solid hinges, there is slight wear to head and tail of spine, light bumping to corners, and the interior is lightly toned. Prior owner inscription as referred to above.
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